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Brochures, Pamphlets and Other Resources

The Department of Health & Community Services publishes and/or distributes hundreds of titles in the public health and health promotion area. These resources have been either developed by the provincial consultants or purchased based on their recommendations. Publications are reviewed on an ongoing basis with their regional counterparts and new titles are constantly being developed.

These resources are stored at several depots throughout the province and are available to health professionals, community groups and the general public. All publications are free but staff reserve the right to limit quantities.

Publications can be ordered from the following regional locations.


Physical Activity

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Target Group : Aboriginal People

Target Group : Expectant, New Mothers and their Families

Target Group: General Population

Target Group: Children and Parents/Teachers

Target Group: Seniors

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Child Health

Hero Sticker 1989
Sticker Depicting a winner’s ribbon with “HERO” written I the centre. The wording “I had my booster” appears at the bottom. For use by Public Health Units with preschool and kindergarten immunizations. Health & Community Services, NL

Preschool Health Check
Resources for parents, children and Public Health Nurses to supplement the delivery of the Preschool Health Check.

  • Health Check Colouring Book
  • Attention Parents of Preschool Children!
  • Health Checks Pamphlet

Healthy Beginnings 2009
Describes the Healthy Beginnings program available in the province. Health and Community Services, NL

  • Germ Buster Sticker 1989
    This adhesive decal has a “germ Buster” logo and can be used by students as a reminder to wash their hands regularly. Health & Community Services, NL
  • Personal Hygiene 1993
    A handwashing/hygiene information sheet describing effective ways to prevent infection and how to practice good personal hygiene. Health & Community Services, NL

Child Development

These pamphlets provide information about common developmental activities a child could be expected to achieve by the designated age, noting that all children develop at their own rate.

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Parent and Child Health

You and Your New Baby 2011
A package containing information for new mothers. It includes the following brochures:

  • Breastfeeding Your Baby
  • Your Developing Baby, 3 months
  • Stage 1- Using Your Rear Facing Car Seat Safely
  • Breast Health Awareness
  • Protect Your Child From DPT, Polio and Hib
  • Protect Your Child From Pneumococcal Disease
  • Home Safety
  • Care For, Comfort Me, and Never Never Shake Me
  • Services for mothers, babies & families
  • Healthy Beginnings: Supporting Newborns, Young Children and Families
  • Preventing Flat Heads
  • Birth Control
  • Keeping Baby’s Teeth Healthy
  • The First Years Last Forever
  • Progressive Family Benefit and Parental Support Application
  • Family Planning for Breastfeeding Women
  • Canada’s Food Guide
  • Health Checks
  • Calming A Crying Baby
  • Is Your Child Safe

A New Life 2011
A series of parent booklets for use by childbirth educators.

Nobody's Perfect Parent Education Program 1997
Materials for parents and facilitators for distribution to agencies trained to deliver the Nobody’s Perfect Program.
Nobody's Perfect Resource Kit:

  • Body: book on growth and health
  • Safety: is your child safe?
  • Mind: book on feelings and playing
  • Behavior: book for helping children learn to behave
  • Parents: book on helping yourself
  • Feelings: Responding to your child’s feelings
  • Growth chart
  • Promotional Brochure
  • Facilitators Guide

Postpartum Parent Support Program
A series of information sheets for parents. Distribution is restricted to program.

  • Cesarean Birth
  • Jaundice
  • Bathing
  • Care of the Foreskin
  • Circumcision
  • Cord Care
  • Home Safety
  • Postnatal Exercise After Vaginal Birth
  • Especially for Grandparents
  • How to Collect and Store Breastmilk
  • Postpartum Adjustment, Blues & Depression
  • Never Shake Your baby
  • Sexuality After the Baby’s Birth: A Couple’s Relationship

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Reproductive Health: Sexuality

  • Choosing a Contraceptive That's Right for You 2008
    Comparison chart for different types of contraceptive methods. Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada.
  • Get the Facts About Preventing Teen Pregnancy 2009
    This pamphlet gives adolescents the facts about teenage pregnancy and sexuality. Reproductive Health Consultants, Central & Western Health Authorities
  • Reproductive Health:

  • Are You A Woman 50-69 You Are Invited To The Breast Screening Centre
    Promotes the Breast Screening Centre. Breast Screening Program, NL
  • Breast Health Awareness
    Promotes importance of breast awareness. Breast Screening Program, NL
  • Breast Screening Program 2010
    • Bookmark
    • Poster
    • Sticker
    Promotes the Breast Screening Program.  Breast Screening Program, NL
  • Breast Screening Program-Appointment Card 2010
    Internal use by Breast Screening Centres. Breast Screening Program, NL
  • Breast Self Examination 2010
    Describes a three step program for breast self examination and what to do if you find a lump. Breast Screening Program of NL
  • Screening Mammogram For Women 50-69 2010
    Explains the importance of a mammogram, what it is, how to prepare and how to detect breast cancer early. Also discusses safety concerns. Breast Screening Program, NL
  • Menopause: A Natural Change 2005
    A booklet containing information for women on the signs and symptoms of menopause including self-help measures to alleviate them. Also provides information on hormone replacement therapy. Health & Community Services, NL
  • Testicular Health: Lets Talk About It 2011
    A discussion of the importance of the purpose of TSE and the steps to performing it. Central & Western Health Authorities

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Dental Health

  • Your Baby is Teething 2007 PDF (443 KB)
    Provides information on symptoms of teething and tips to make relieve discomfort for the baby.
  • Keeping Baby’s Teeth Healthy 2007 PDF (565 KB)
    Answers the important questions about baby’s teeth in regard to bottle feeding, tooth decay and care of baby’s teeth. For distribution to new mothers and mothers with new children.
  • Pregnancy And Your Teeth And Gums 2007
    Discusses issues regarding oral health during pregnancy including healthy eating, sensitive gums and dental visits.
    Health & Community Services, NL

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Vision Health

  • Notification for parents of Vision Screening. To be distributed to school-aged children following screening. Health & Community Services, NL

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Environmental Health

Recreational Water Other Environmental Public Health Issues

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Infectious Diseases: Prevention and Control

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Safety: Injury Prevention


Series of pamphlets identifying safe car seat practices.

Car Seat Safety – Transport Canada

Booster Seats

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Get Up on it Series 2009

Provides factual information on the titled drug covering such topics as short and long term effects, the potential for addiction, withdrawal symptoms, treatment options, risks associated with use during pregnancy and breastfeeding and legal aspects.

Tobacco Control

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